Lua Lai Halloween Event Canceled

October 23, 2021, 11:00 AM HST
* Updated October 23, 7:50 AM
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A Waimea neighborhood’s trick-or-treating Halloween tradition has been canceled for the second year in a row.

Since 2018, the Lua Lai community, located next door to Waimea Elementary School, has been hosting its Spook-tacular. According to resident Chessine Nugent, the event draws more than 2,000 people.

There will be no police support, no close roads and no lost and found center. Most of out homeowners also have not purchased candy.

On a good year, Nugent said they are able to shut down internal access to the community with assistance from off-duty Hawaii Police officers providing traffic control. This provides families and their keiki a walkable and safe environment for trick-or-treating.

Intially event was scheduled to be held, however, the Nugent said they decided to cancel the Spook-tacular about a month ago due to a surge in COVID-19 cases.


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